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Celebrating two decades of adult education

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 4:54pm

North Presentation Secondary School Farranree is celebrating more than 20 years’ involvement with adult education. It began back in 1998 when a group of eight students became the school’s first ever adult education class.

Today the Adult Education Department caters for over 100 students through its programme of courses which includes computers, languages, English and communications, history, maths and political studies.

Adult education students at North Presentation range from mid-twenties to early eighties with the school advocating that age is “no barrier” to acquiring new skills or making new friends.

The courses are designed for adults taking their first steps in education, to those who wish to further their existing subject areas. All courses are certified and have attained the Quality Assurance mark (QA) from Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) to ensure a high standard of delivery.

In 2018 the majority of adult students at the school achieved either school or QQI Certification at their learning level.

All of the courses are run under the Department of Education’s Back to Education Initiative awarded to the school through SOLAS. This allows the school to offer a manageable fees package, making the courses as affordable as possible to students.

As part of its programme, North Presentation Adult Education department undertakes many field trips throughout the year, visiting history exhibitions, attending theatre productions and film presentations, and going on summer outings.

An information morning will be held in the Family Resource Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Farranree, at 11 am this Tuesday. For more information contact the Adult Education Office on 021-4303330.

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